Tag : Memphis real estate investing

7 years, 4 months ago 0

We cannot display this galleryThings are starting to take shape out our American Four Square renovation project in the Evergreen Historic District of Memphis.  On the interior, the floors and walls are now closed up so the full effect of our layout changes is now evident.  We’ve laid new plywood subflooring and concrete backer board in the kitchen, laundry and bathrooms.  I’ve picked out the tile and bathroom vanities so it won’t be long before those are installed.  With the shower system and tile I’ve picked out for the master bathroom, I gaurantee it will take your breath away the first time you see it.  All the sheetrock work is done.  We have some plaster repairs and trim work to do before we can start the interior painting.  Prior to the sheetrock going up, we insulated the walls in the bathrooms and laundry that had been gutted.  We used a flash coat of closed cell spray foam and went over that with batts.  We also insulated the attic to an R-30 value with new blown-in.

On the exterior, we removed the existing walkway in the rear and re-poured a new one.  I really like the result.  After testing multiple colors for exterior paint, we decided to stick with Sherwin Williams Messenger Bag as the main trim color but changed our mind on the minor trim color.  Instead of Tansy Green, we are going with Sherwin Williams Garden Sage.  These colors are a close match to the colors Four Square style homes were painted when they were originally built, plus it goes well with the light khaki colored vinyl siding the previous homeowner installed.  The exterior is partially painted at the moment.  We have to remove all the storm windows before we can paint the original wood windows.

We would like to wrap this renovation up in four weeks time so we need to pick up the pace just a bit.  After we finish the exterior, all we will need to do on the outside is the landscaping.  The inside is where most of the work is so we are looking forward to another productive week.

 

7 years, 6 months ago 0

The renovation project at 327 N. McNeil in Memphis continued this week with some of the rough plumbing and HVAC going in.  We finished the framing for the new master bathroom and half bathroom downstairs and got most of the plumbing run for it.  We also framed out the new upstairs front bathroom and the plumbing was begun in the upstairs rear bathroom.  For the HVAC, we decided to go with electric for the second story to avoid having to run a gas line to the attic.  The new furnace and ductwork was completed for the second story and all the supply and return vents have been cut in on both floors.

I am going to get the electrician started this coming week and we are building a new, better entrance to the basement.  Once that is complete, we will finish up the HVAC work in the basement that will serve the first floor.  The forecast shows a couple of perfect weather days ahead of us so we are going to dig and replace the old lead pipe water supply line from the street to the house.  Towards the end of the week, we should be able to call in a rough plumbing inspection and finally get running water!

8 years, 1 month ago 1

The fire damaged house at 7775 Wolf Den is no longer a fire damaged house.  It’s completely put back together and the only way you would ever know there was a fire is by looking in the attic and seeing the roof decking painted white as part of the encapsulation process.  All final inspections have been passed and the house looks great.  We decided to add this property to our rental portfolio instead of selling it.  Not surprisingly, it rented very quickly and we have a tenant moving in a few days from now.  We did a lot of work to this house and it almost feels like new construction when you walk in.  Check out the final walk through video and let us know what you think.  If you want to see what it looked like before, I put the initial walk through video in here as well.

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8 years, 3 months ago 0

We closed on the sale of another awesome renovation.  You know you’ve done a good job when you find a buyer after only five days on the market.  This was one of those houses you fall in love with during the renovation so we definitely wanted to find buyers who would really appreciate the house.  Luckily, we did and they were nice enough to do a testimonial video for us.  Check it out and then watch the video walkthrough and you’ll know exactly why they bought the house.

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8 years, 5 months ago 0

Mark Anderson gives you an update on the progress being made on the exterior at the Holmes Circle house.  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdgrJfrDj08]

8 years, 6 months ago 0

Check out the video for a quick look at the progress we are making on 421 Holmes Circle.

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8 years, 8 months ago 0

Mark Anderson is back with another update of the renovation project at 421 Holmes Circle in Memphis, TN.  Major progress has been made since the last update so check it out!

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8 years, 8 months ago 0

Check out the quick video to see another quality renovation by Lucky A Properties.  This was mostly a cosmetic rehab and the property at 3078 Altruria is now for sale.

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8 years, 8 months ago 0

When we bought this property at 421 Holmes Circle, half the house was down to the studs after a failed remodel.  The first thing we did was even more demo work.  Check out the video.  The house may look like a disaster area but we’ve got it under control.

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9 years, 5 months ago 2

The rehab on 4979 Sequoia is finished and it turned out great.  See for yourself:

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